I7 920 Overclocking questions

Hey guys just ordered a bunch of new computer parts, and they are getting here on Friday. Just want to make sure I know what I'm doing before I blow the computer up trying to overclock.

I'm looking to get a modest 3.4 - 3.5 GHz overclock, and I have read all (I hope) the recommended guides, but am still unsure as I am so green to OC'ing.

So this is what I'm going to do: Build the computer, download p95v25.8, LinX, E-LEET, RealTemp, and make sure the computer works well at stress at stock speeds.

If that works out okay, setting the RAM to 1340 by putting the QPI to 134, and RAM divider to 2:10.

Then, set the BLCK to 170, and disable turbo.

Then reboot, and run stress tests for another 24 hours while monitoring temperatures.

So does this sound right? Am I missing anything here... because I have a feeling there are a couple more settings I should be playing with instead of just setting everything to Auto. Thanks!


Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S

EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 260 Core 216 55NM 576MHZ 896MB 1.998GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E 2XDVI-I HDTV Out Video Card

ASUS P6T X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 LGA1366 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SLI SATA2 GBLAN Motherboard

Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM

Coolermaster Storm Scout Black ATX Tower Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT 120MM & 140MM Red LED Fan No PSU

Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan

Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283V H.D.T. 3HEATPIPES Heatsink LGA 1366 775 AM2 754 939 940 W/120MM PWM Fan

G.SKILL F3-12800CL8T-6GBPI PC3-12800 6GB 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL8-8-8-21 240PIN Triple Channel Memory Kit

OCZ Freeze Extreme Thermal Compound 3 Gram Tube
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  1. 2.66 to 3.5 isn't exactly a "modest" overclock. I hope you have an aftermarket cooler for that.

    You won't need to stress 24hrs, just run Prime95 and test your temps.
  2. Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283V H.D.T. 3HEATPIPES Heatsink LGA 1366 775 AM2 754 939 940 W/120MM PWM Fan --> posted cooler
  3. Thanks dave
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